Sunday, April 06, 2008

Coming back to life


Recovering update. Another month has gone and the “dreadmill” is a good therapy to rehabilitate the broken leg. Every other day I run (???) on the dreadmill or on the soft ground of the parks not to overload the knee, again weak because the vast femoral muscle is not totally rebuilt. At the moment my running autonomy is 30 minutes but at only 8 min./km (12’50”/ml), walking fast is not anymore a problem. The other 3/4 days of the week I alternate swimming (1250-1500 metres in 45 minutes) and lifting weights at the gym.
On april 18th I will have another medical check in Rome (with a very famous surgeon who cared the soccer player Ronaldo in Madrid) to know if I can remove the “hardware”.
Coming back to life. This morning the Black Knight entered a not-competitive 3 km. race in his kingdom. He was angry because many enemies believed that he would have not anymore fought against the barbarian tribes. What a bloody mistake. He was there ready to defeat all the swindlers and the cruels enemies. The battle was fast and glorious, after 19’45” (real time) 20’40” (official time) the rebels surrendered.
The serious Vivicittà race report. It is a path mainly flat but with a long uphill in the middle. The not-competitive runners were only 40 persons mostly walking people, but never mind, I had to test my condition for the first time on the asphalt. The split is: 6’43” (official time 7’28” for the crowded start) – 6’45” and 6’28”. The difference due to the uphill between the 1st and the 2nd km. The strategy was only to maintain a regular pace to finish without damaging my knee.
The special guest. My wife Daniela was so kind to run with me all the whole race.
The Black Knight is back!

20 comments:

  1. Good to hear! Glad the recovery is going so well!

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  2. Haven't been to your site in a while...but great to know you are out there again! Continue healing and getting stronger! You have fight sir knight! Just don't damage anything further!

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  3. Glad the Black Knight is back. Smart to run the non competitive race first, ease back into it and stay injury free.

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  4. oh i believe you about the weak femoral muscle bit. it's amazing how far back that can take you. i also know that it comes back. that's exciting - trust me.

    now did the fearsome black knight skip and whistle and bat his eyes while following his queen?

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  5. I don't think you ever really left us. I know you have been working hard and it will pay off.

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  6. thanks for stopping by and for sharing your glorious return.i could use some of that fighting spirit right about now myself.onward ho!

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  7. Welcome back, take your place amongst the warriors

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  8. Welcome back!! Just in time for the beautiful weather!

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  9. You chose your support for your first foray well. Clever to come back by such a small campaign as a 3K, no one will later realize how strong you have become when they see you on a bigger battlefield as they continue in the folly of underestimating you.

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  10. Woo Hoo! Welcome Back! We trust you to vanquish the evil enemy and win the war!

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  11. YES YES YES YES!!!! Fantastico! And I humbly bow before the queen!

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  12. Glad you hear you're on the mend. I know how sweet that victory must seem.

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  13. Hooray! Hooray! That's awfully fast for a "non competitive" 5k.

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  14. welcome back to racing!

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  15. How good to hear you are back out there fighting the barbarians! Good luck with the trip to the Roman surgeon.

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  16. Welcome back! :)

    Stefano I am in early stages of considering the Florence Marathon 2010. Do you have any advice or opinions on the race?

    ciao!

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  17. glad to see you back, even if it's mostly on the dreadmill. :)

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  18. Now that you are once again a warrior you need to read The Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior - you won!

    Please email me your address and I will get it to the guy who can send you the book. I'm so excited! This book is supposed to make an around-the-world trip and now it can!

    I still have to write my review and I will and then I'll post the rules again.

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  19. Wow, that's fantastic, Stephano! I don't know what impressed me more--that you're running again or that Daniela ran the 3K with you. :-) Bravo to you and brava to her!

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